Senior Test Analyst
Royal London - AMS
Group Royal London
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Founded in 1861, we're the UK's largest mutual life, pensions and investment company. Our award-winning customer service and our mutuality means we can give customers that little bit more, and you can trust us to be there for you when it counts.
Senior Test Analyst
Closing date - 11th November 2019
At Royal London we want to attract the best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommend financial company in the UK.
We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £118.9 billion and latest ProfitShare pay out to members of £142 million. Group businesses provide around 9.0 million policies and employ 3,976 people (figures as of 05 Feb 2019).
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Test Analyst to join the Test Services team within our Group Technology and Change area on a full time permanent basis.
The purpose of the role is to provide test expertise to support system integration testing on a digital transformation programme. The Senior Test Analyst will be responsible for quality assurance of test artefacts, providing support and guidance for an offshore managed test service and acting as a point of contact between the System Integration team and other test teams across the programme.
What will you be doing
Uses in-depth technical analysis of both functional and non-functional specifications (such as reliability, efficiency, usability, performance and portability) to determine test requirements
Specifies requirements for environment, data, resources and tools
Conducts early life cycle validation and verification. Plans, estimates and schedules phase tests
Designs and produces re-usable test scripts (including automated test scripts and packages), procedures and regression test packs (with expected results) to test new and amended software. Produces plans to test the effect of new and changed software on existing systems
Interprets and executes complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards
Monitors progress, documents test pass/failures compared with pre-defined criteria, creating traceability records, from test cases back to requirements, in accordance with agreed standards
Uses normal operating facilities, diagnostic tools, technical manuals, test scripts and systems documentation to identify, diagnose and report on system errors
Reviews test results and modifies tests if necessary. Produces reports on system quality and metrics on test cases
Provides guidance and assistance to colleagues on any aspect of test planning and execution
Reviews and tests non-functional aspects of systems at a high-level
Guides team members on the practices of testing and prioritises their tasks to achieve results ready for milestones
Mentors Test Analysts and Trainee Test Analysts
Supporting senior Lead Test Analysts
What we're looking for
Experience in system integration testing, with a focus on the integration of multiple applications, including new technologies
Has experience of reviewing test artefacts produced by other testers and providing feedback to improve those artefacts
Good communication and stakeholder management skills
Can identify gaps in the available information required to understand a problem or situation and devising a means of resolving them
Being proactive, anticipating opportunities for service improvement and taking appropriate action
Skills that will help you in the role
Brings positive change to the test services practice
Can take account of new information or changed circumstances and/or business requirements and modifying response to a problem or situation accordingly
Attention to detail
Can meet targets and fulfilling agreements even when adverse circumstances prevail
Has experience of using automated test tools and can influence when automation adds value
Has experience of an application, process or product that benefits the test team. eg Protection/Pensions Financial Services testing background
Experience in working in an agile environment though not essential would be advantageous
What we offer
We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits
such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing
Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It's what makes Royal London a great place to work.
Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
Glassdoor have ranked as among the best places to work and this year we entered the top 10
We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills - whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
We will consider flexible working arrangements for all our roles. We also welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break.